Book Review: The Bookman’s Tale by Charlie Lovett

The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett

I was first interested in reading The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett because it was about Peter, a rare book dealer. What sucked me in was when Peter discovered what might be the book that will prove once and for all that William Shakespeare really wrote all his plays. The Holy Grail of […]

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Um, It’s A Book

While summers in Louisiana are usually hot, humid and sticky (I’m the sticky and sweaty one), summer storms cool down the evenings just enough to make sitting outside bearable. Yesterday I lucked out because there was a slight breeze. I grabbed my current read and sat in my parents’ yard to read as my kids […]

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Halfway Through My Reading Goal!

July Good Reads Stats Thien-Kim

I’m excited to share that I’ve hit my halfway point for my goal of 100 books this year. Actually, I’m at 53 books so a little bit more than halfway. I was doing plenty of binge reading last week and read 4 books in 4 days. Whew! Here are my 6 favorite books I’ve read […]

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Friday Reads: Summer Vacation Edition

Happy Friday! In mere hours I will heading towards my parents’ home for a semi-vacation. Meaning I’ll probably end up working part of the time. One of the advantages of working from home is that I can work anywhere! I’m compromising and only plan on bringing 2-3 print books. The rest will be on my […]

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Book Review: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

I’ve been so excited to read The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes ever since I heard about it during BEA Bloggers. I even put it on my BEA Book Club picks video. I wanted to love this book so much but it fell short. Perhaps my expectations were too high after hearing the publisher’s pitch. In the novel, […]

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Book Review: My Education by Susan Choi

My Education by Susan Choi

My Education by Susan Choi was such an intense and passionate read that I was hesitant to put the book down in order to feed myself and get some sleep. Regina, our narrator, starts her first year of graduate school feeling very adult. After all, she’s no longer an undergrad. An English major, Regina is forewarned […]

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